My opinion about consumerism:
A shopping experiences of mine:
- “Advertising tries to stimulate our sensuous desires, converting luxuries into necessities, but it only intensifies man's inner misery. The business world is bent on creating hungers which its wares never satisfy, and thus it adds to the frustrations and broken minds of our times.”
- “Overconsumption is the mother of all environmental problems. For the first time in the history of capitalism, consumption itself has become controversial.”
In my opinion I think that consumerism is a big problem, but it is also a very good thing. Consumerism is a good thing because it makes us happy and it helps a lot that we spent the money we earn.
It helps because if we imagine that everyone was saving their money, then we would be seeing a lot of people that doesn’t have a job anymore and that is because if we consume, we spent money on the firms that give us our jobs.
But the problem is that consumerism can damage the environment, because if we buy a lot of let us say clothes, then there have to be a lot of production.
Production is good, because it gives a lot of people a job. But the problem is that a lot of production is the cause of why the environment breaks down and that is because of all that pollution that production makes.